Can anyone tell me why Google.com now comes up as a Canadian site?
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    Default Can anyone tell me why Google.com now comes up as a Canadian site?

    I noticed it maybe 6 or 8 weeks ago. Gabe, did you re-route my Google connection? lol

    Now I have to actually type in Google.us if I want to get to Google in the US. What gives? Is Google a Canadian by birth company?

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    I think they're American; they have an office in Seattle. My dh recently did a remodel there!

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    Hmmmmm sounds interesting Kimberly.

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    It uses cookies.
    Do you have a google account? Maybe you defaulted it to google.ca instead of google.com.
    I would look into your preferences under your google account.
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    Now that you mention it, I did get a Google account when I wanted to look at that Google library business, but I don't think that was even this somputer. I think it was my old one, and I don't believe iI have logged in at all since then. I could definitely be mistaken, though.

    I'll have to look into it. It has been a while since I culled my cookies, anyway.

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    Well, I keep deleting the cookies.

    I deleted the personalized search (which I don't think I actually even signed up for.)

    I deleted the cookies again.

    And Google.com keeps loading as Google.ca.

    Oh, well.

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    It recognizes you. Do you check the news on google? If you do, change them back to US news. I think that might be the culprit.
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    Well I just don't know how it is still recognizing me. I very occasionally check the news, but I never changed it to Canda to begin with. I also completely deleted the google account and then deleted the cookies again.

    Oh, well. If I click on the bookmark I made, I get the US site. If I type in google.com, I get the Canadian site, and subsequently the news. So my news USUALLY somes up US.

    No big deal, really. Just my curious mind needing to know why this is happening.

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    ROFL it's all part of an evil Canadian plot to take over the WORLD!!!! CJ and Tina and I are merely the calm before the storm. Google is one of the first to fall BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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